Teen cancer victim to be remembered at Motown fund-raising disco

By Gareth Dennison | 16/11/2017

Teen cancer victim to be remembered at Motown fund-raising disco
Ron Stanley

A MOTOWN disco reviving the days of Rotherham’s Charade nightclub will raise money in memory of a teen cancer victim.

DJ Ron Stanley will be back on the decks next Friday (24) following a successful first reunion a year ago.

The event, from 7pm to midnight at Wickersley Social Club, Morthen Road, is expected to attract many fans of the old Charade club at Stag during the 1970s and 80s.

And the night will raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust, in memory of Alexander Albiston (pictured above), who died in 2010 after battling osteosarcoma.

Ron is close friends with Alexander’s dad Tim, who said he was touched by the gesture of helping to boost the £135,000 raised so far.

“In 2017 alone we’ve have had coverage of our annual Pink Party, the London to Amsterdam Charity Bike Ride, the recent Hallowe’en House at the Charlton’s and my Durham University friends competing in the London Marathon and the World Triathlon in Leeds.

“The Charade reunion will see Ron back behind the decks for charity, and he said he wanted to support the Bone Cancer Research Trust again. 

“The night will be another journey back in time and into the vaults of Tamla Motown. It’s a free admission but we hope people will put a few pounds in the charity buckets on the evening.”

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